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Maya Matthews, Head of the Performance of Health Systems Unit, European Commission

Maya Matthews has worked in public health for the past 20 years. She is currently Head of the Performance of Health Systems Unit, at the European Commission’s Health and Food Safety Directorate General. She was previously Deputy Head of Unit in the Strategy and Coordination unit. From 2013-2016, Maya worked in the European Union’s Delegation to the United Nations in Geneva where she covered health issues and relations with the World Health Organisation. Before joining the European Commission in 2008, Maya worked in Brussels for Eurohealthnet and consulted on reproductive health, HIV prevention and Tuberculosis. Maya holds a BA in Human Sciences from Oxford University and a Masters in Health Promotion Sciences from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where she also worked as a researcher from 1993-1995.

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